I’ve been playing D&D for a long time, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I’ve found that creating a character that works well is harder than you might think. The game aids you with its rules, but most of the work is still up to you. Creating a good character makes the game more enjoyable for you, the other players, and the dungeon master. So, five tips for that.
I started gamemastering a Shadowrun campaign about a month back. I’ve always been a fan of the universe and I love the video games. I do have some gripes with the tabletop system, though.
Roleplaying is one of great traditions of Fantasy and Science Fiction nerds. The most important person in a D&D game is the game master. To help budding (or experienced) game masters along, here are some tips for game masters.
‘You play role-playing games? Like the video games?’ I’ve been asked this a lot, or the even worse, ‘That’s what you do in the bedroom, right?’ I’ve been playing role-playing games for twenty years now and had this a lot. How do you explain a role-playing game to people without them thinking you’re acting out scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey? Or, alternatively, if you’ve never heard of role-playing games, what the hell am I talking about? Read on and find out. Continue reading “Role-playing games, what are they?”